Arabs Target Samaria in Evening of Attacks (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 05/17/12)
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Palestinian Authority Arabs launched several attacks against Israeli
targets in Samaria on Wednesday evening, according to a report in the
In one incident, terrorists hurled at least 10 firebombs at a road
near the Arab village of Az-Zawiya, southeast of Kalkilye. No
injuries or damage were reported.
Earlier on Wednesday, security forces arrested two Arabs who were
armed with knives at the Yitzhar junction. IDF forces also captured
an Arab with a gun near the community of Ofra. The gun was
confiscated and the Arab was arrested.
In addition, PA Arabs hurled rocks at Israeli vehicles traveling on
Route 55 near Azzun. Two vehicles sustained damage. IDF soldiers
searched the area and discovered a pipe bomb. As the soldiers were
conducting the search, Arabs fired flares at them, causing some
thorns to catch fire. Firefighters were called to the scene.
In another incident in the Trans-Samaria Highway, Arabs threw a
firebomb at an Israeli vehicle. The vehicle did not sustain damage.
IDF soldiers who arrived on the scene discovered two additional
firebombs ready for throwing.
The latest incidents occurred just one day after two Arabs from
Palestinian Authority enclaves were arrested trying to smuggle four
pipe bombs, an improvised gun, and a large amount of ammunition into
Israel on Tuesday.
Two Arab men in their 20s aroused the suspicion of Border Police
officers at the Tapuach Junction, who detained and searched the pair.
Upon finding the weapons in their bags, Border Police called sappers
were called to dispose of the devices. The pair were arrested and
handed over to security officials for questioning.
Such arrests have become commonplace as northern Samaria increasingly
becomes a hub for the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations.
January 8: Border Police arrest two men carrying 12 pipe bombs and a
combat knife at a checkpoint near Shechem in northern Samaria.
April 11: IDF forces stopped a would-be bomber over Passover at a
checkpoint east of Shechem, in northern Samaria. The terrorist was
carrying improvised explosive devices, three knives and 50 bullets.
April 21: 2 Palestinian Authority teens carrying bombs and guns were
nabbed by Israeli forces. They were apprehended near Tapuach Junction
with 5 pipe bombs, a gun, and ammo.
April 24: IDF forces uncovered 4 improvised bombs on two Arabs at a
crossing north of Jericho. The bombs were found in the menís bags and
April 28: IDF forces nabbed 2 terrorists with 4 pipe bombs as they
were trying to smuggle explosives through a checkpoint in northern
May 7: Israeli forces arrested 17-year-old Palestinian for carrying 3
pipe bombs. The teen was detained near Tapuach junction.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/17/12)
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